Icarus, 2011 |
of Alison Kinnaird - Luminesce
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition
29th July - 31st Aug 2013
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369, 369 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW
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Kinnaird's imagery is simply outside time, and alludes to
a world long gone. And yet it embraces questions about identity
and relationships, about naked truth and social pretence.
Her figures relate to the human condition as we think of it
Dan Klein, Artists in Glass, 2001
Kinnaird has an international reputation as one of the
world's leading artists working in glass. In 1997 she was awarded
an MBE for services to art and music. Her work combines the ancient
technique of wheel engraving with the modern technology of LED
lighting. The introduction of light brings luminescence and colour
to work ranging from small intimate pieces to large architectural
Festival Fringe Exhibition features a number of lit works,
smaller engraved pieces and cameo engraved wall panels, as well
as a series of Alison's drawings on glass. She also works on a
large scale in different media and the show includes charcoal,
pencil and ink-wash paintings.
work appears in many important collections such as the
V&A Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass NY. It can be seen
elsewhere in Edinburgh in the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish
National Portrait Gallery where she created the new Donor Window
and a commisioned portrait of the ornithologist Roy Dennis. A
large architectural installation is also in Marchmont St Giles
Church, Edinburgh, where the Butterflies Cafe, named after Alison's
work, is open daily to the public.
information about Alison's recent activities or view
more of Alison's work in an online Gallery
from the public at a recent exhibition in Linlithgow Burgh
quite stunning show"
exhibition - so beautiful and moving"
technique. Opened my mind"
This is wonderful. How can a simple piece of glass be transformed
to tell such powerful and poignant stories?!"